Asking people to pay for their own social care – from their property assets if necessary – isn’t cruel or unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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Investors have long waited for politicians to cut the cost of saving, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now the market is doing that itself.
Why should people who have done nothing in particular receive a huge windfall just because they happen to own land in the right place at the right time, asks Merryn Somerset Webb.
The collapse in diesel car prices and the popularity of personal contract plan car financing will combine to cause a lot of pain for the carmakers, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
When offered property or portfolio, most people prefer to invest in the former. That, says Merryn Somerset Webb, could prove costly.
Pension deficits threaten the survival of otherwise healthy companies, damage productivity and hold down wages. But there’s a much simpler solution than just throwing money at the problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Grandparents giving handouts to the young’uns isn’t going to close the intergenerational wealth gulf. The only thing that will do that, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is lower house prices.
Brexit is not all doom and gloom, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There are plenty of positives.
Living in Scotland could cost the country’s not-particularly-high-earners the equivalent of a family holiday in extra taxes, says Merryn Somerset Webb.